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Old February 21 2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Space Battleship Yamato 2199

It's a remake of the classic 1974 tv series. Due this April.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...video-streamed

Here's the newest promotional video. I think it's shaping up quite nicely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0oll...ure=plpp_video
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Old February 21 2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Oh, remake, yawn. Give me the 70's flares any day over this.
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Old February 21 2012, 12:56 PM   #3
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

I don't know, Saul. It looks decent to me. The animation looks very similar, but the storyline is fleshed out some. The action is more graphic than I remember, but then I only saw the American TV version. In any case, assuming they dub it into english (I hate sub-titles), I'll give it a try.
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Old February 21 2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

The animation is great but it looks very much like a scene for scene remake. Nice homage but I don't feel the story needs to be reanimated. I watched the original Japanese series and that already did a great job of telling the story.
I think the action in the new animation is just more detailed thanks to the animation quality of today but the colours as with a lot of today's anime looks faded and pale.
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Old February 21 2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Really?

I didn't think they looked faded at all. And I'm glad the story is being so faithfull to the original. It was a great story. Unfortunately so many people these days will not even give it a try because it's 40 years old.

But a remake is something they'll give a try because it's "new and modern". That it's also faithful to the original gives them that great story combined with the modern animation techniques that the kids crave.

So you get new fans, but do so in a way that doesn't alienate the older ones. A win-win situtation I'd think.

Of course YMMV.
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Old February 21 2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Looks good. I'm not suprised their doing a remake, I mean if you want to make money after a live action movie a new series not too long afterwards is the way to go. HINT HINT PARAMOUNT.

Besides this thing is the closest to Trek in any typed of tv form we're likely getting for a while so make with the U.S. release damnit.

P.S. I'm suprised their not using more stuff from the new movie.
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Old February 21 2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Looks like another Japanese fanservice t&a anime.
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Old February 21 2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Duncan MacLeod wrote: View Post
Really?

I didn't think they looked faded at all.
Definitely not as vivid or bright.

And I'm glad the story is being so faithfull to the original. It was a great story. Unfortunately so many people these days will not even give it a try because it's 40 years old.
And I think the remake will give people even more reason (excuse) not to watch it now...

But a remake is something they'll give a try because it's "new and modern".
I've heard these same lines before when people talk about remaking old movies. People try new and modern because they are bombarded with new and modern. The original series is "original and as big as Star Wars in Japan".

That it's also faithful to the original gives them that great story combined with the modern animation techniques that the kids crave.
Dude, kids will be a fraction of this shows audience.

So you get new fans, but do so in a way that doesn't alienate the older ones.
Until some new fan comes up to me and says "hey i found this awesome new show called "Space Battleship Yamato"
Me: "Yeah, I watched the original version from the 70s".
Fan: "Original? no this series is original because...."
Me: "Because it takes all the great storyline from the original and flashes them up a bit with newer animation".
Fan: "yeah but 70s is old and looks gay"

And even if it's a remake, there is no appeal for me to watch it because it's not trying to do anything new, no new plot or reinvention of characters. They don't even try to shake it up a bit. I've seen this story already. I don't need to see it again.
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Old February 21 2012, 05:59 PM   #9
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I loved the movie.
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Old February 21 2012, 06:05 PM   #10
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Still haven't seen the movie. I wonder if bestbuy has it yet.
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Old February 21 2012, 11:37 PM   #11
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Saul wrote:
Oh, remake, yawn. Give me the 70's flares any day over this.
A lot of people won't bother with the old 1970's series because it's old I'm afraid, this new series could be a great way to get new fans interested in space opera.

Hound of UIster wrote:
Looks like another Japanese fanservice t&a anime.
Troll post is fail.
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Old February 22 2012, 12:10 AM   #12
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I hope they dub it in English too. I loved the old Starblazers TV series.
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Old February 22 2012, 12:10 AM   #13
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Leroy wrote: View Post
Hound of UIster wrote:
Looks like another Japanese fanservice t&a anime.
Troll post is fail.
At least its not a mini novel on why anime sucks and why we suck for liking it.
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Old February 22 2012, 01:08 AM   #14
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Ignore the rabble, this is YAMATO! I'm there to buy it!
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Old February 22 2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Holy Hell!.....I will be waiting for this, and I didn't even know about the live action movie! after seeing trailer for it I Immediately ordered it. It must be on my shelf....now I'm eyeballing a 300 dollar Andromeda toy...yeesh...thanks, thanks alot!
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